5 results found for 'Mike Baker'

  • Improving a pannier

    Mike Baker

    Issue 260 (2018)



    After looking closely at the excellent Pannier Tank produced by LIonheart Trains, Mike Baker considers a few simple improvements that can be made to the model

    Tags: detailing, GWR / Great Western Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives

  • Melcombe Magna

    Mike Baker

    Issue 221 (2013)



    Sitting in the lofty boughs of a chestnut tree, Mike Baker watched the shunting of the daily pick-up goods on the Somerset and Dorset line near Stalbridge when home from school. Here the seeds of inspiration were sown for Melcombe Magna, his 7mm scale layout, that runs in and out of his shed at the bottom of the garden.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Newton Heath Works

    Martin Finney, Mike Baker

    Issue 273 (2019)



    Photograph of the winner of the cameo challenge - a 7mm scale diorama which will be featured in a future MRJ

    Tags: competitions, dioramas

  • Newton Heath Works

    Mike Baker

    Issue 275 (2019)


    7mm/7mm FS, 7mm/NG

    Mike Baker and Martin Finney were the winners of the cameo competition with their fascinating 7mm scale diorama where operation, set within an historical context, has been blended with fine modelling.

    Mike Baker tells the story

    Tags: competitions, industrial, layouts

  • Ready to rust

    Mike Baker

    Issue 213 (2012)



    With a perceptive eye on the prototype, Mike Baker has, using hairspray, salt and pots of paint, transformed an ex-works 16 ton mineral wagon by giving it the customary rusty appearance we remember. Whilst his weathering is remarkable, so too is the model which rolled straight out of its box on to his workbench.

    Weathering the Lionheart Trains RTR model.

    Tags: wagons, weathering